eONE Films has released a new poster for the upcoming post-apocalyptic thriller The Colony, starring Bill Paxton and Laurence Fishburne as the opinionated leaders of a small underground society of Ice Age survivors. The inhabitants of Colony 7 live underneath the ice, after neverending snow caused a shortage in food above ground. When they answer a distress signal from Colony 5, Briggs (Fishburne) says he thinks they should check up on their fellow people. But Mason (Bill Paxton) warns they need to take care of their own and not go looking for danger.
Here’s the synopsis for the film
Award-winning director Jeff Renfroe (One Point O, Civic Duty) delivers an action-packed, post-apocalyptic thriller in his icy feature THE COLONY. Set during the next ice-age, an outpost of colonists struggle to survive below the world’s frozen surface. Short on supplies, and plagued by illness and internal conflict, the colonists suspect the worst when they mysteriously lose contact with their only other known settlement, Colony 5. When Colony 7’s leader Briggs (Laurence Fishburne – Contagion, The Matrix Trilogy) decides to lead an expedition to discover what happened, he is challenged by Mason (Bill Paxton — Aliens, Twister), his former comrade-in-arms, who has his own ideas of what is best for the colonists. Briggs takes two volunteers on the mission, the young Graydon, and Sam (Kevin Zegers – Fifty Dead Men Walking, TV’s Gossip Girl), a strong-willed mechanic who seizes the opportunity to confront the icy wasteland that orphaned him. When they reach their destination, the team discover a threat much worse than nature and must battle to save themselves and protect their fellow colonists in what might be humanity’s last stand. A riveting, intense story of survival, humanity, and desperation, THE COLONY is a rich addition to the post-apocalyptic action genre.
The Colony is set to be released in Canada on April 12th. As far as for an US release date — we’re still waiting for an official announcement. In case you haven’t already watched it, check out The Colony trailer and photos.
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